Hi, I'm Louise, a professional illustrator based in Brighton. I've recently worked on creating imagery for: 'Timbalaya', for their children's adventure story (soon to be a 'themed' park) that brings an immersive world to life.
Can You Keep a Secret? - an insightful children's book set in wartime, France.
Mimi the Mermaid and Friends at Christmas - the name says it all!
The Human Emergency - a powerful and poignant poem.
I'm passionate about what I do - if you cut me in half like a stick of rock, it'd say 'visual storyteller' in there. People say my artwork is whimsical, inspiring, thought-provoking, colourful, dark, textured, and 'did you draw that?' My artwork portfolio is not limited to one style - I'm too curious about materials, but it tends to play on the textured and detailed side. The majority of my work is geared towards children; however, I'm fascinated by books, so I'll be fascinated with your words.
I've created: character designs, covers (illustration and design), interior illustrations (single and multiple), chapter heads, spot illustrations, and vignettes.
I LOVE getting into the head of a writer and their wor(l)d. The challenge gives me goosebumps - in a positive way, hopefully matching your own. I can work with you to find the best possible outcome for your project/baby/tome/manuscript. If you're unsure what you need, I'll work intuitively through questions/conversation and start you from there.
Budget; we can discuss per project, but the bigger and more in-depth imagery will cost more because of time spent. However, no matter what your budget, size, detail, colour (or B&W) you'll receive high-quality artwork.
Hopefully, my work speaks for itself - if you need more convincing, see testimonials below.
I'm looking forward to creating your imagery for you!
Side note: I have design and typesetting experience - book publishing and desktop publishing.
Poem - The Human Emergency: Louise is an incredible illustrator who perfectly followed my brief and was able to add new dimensions of emotional depth to the poem illustrated for me. She is very easy to work with and gets the job finished with little distraction. Highly recommended. Liv
Book - CanYou Keep a Secret?: The quality of illustrations is a testament to Louise's creative abilities, her empathetic contribution throughout the process was invaluable. Interpreting the brief, she demonstrated a depth of understanding of the characters/situations and provided advice on which events and plot development points would be best to visualise. She dramatised pivotal moments and breathed life into the characters through her sensitivity and attention to detail, making the development both an exciting and pleasurable experience. Tim
Book - Mimi the Mermaid and Friends at Christmas: Louise was a delight to work with. She has really brought alive my simple childish verse with the most charming pictures. I am really lucky that I came across her in my search for an illustrator and am hopeful that she will agree to do a similar job for book 2 in the series! Katy Dix